Volunteer in Argentina

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  • About

    Volunteering in Argentina is rewarding for more than just the benefit of spending time in a beautiful and friendly country. Volunteers can improve their Spanish language skills, become immersed in local culture in a significant way and can help Argentines rise from the economic crisis of 2001. Many volunteer organizations focus on community development and helping Argentines become self-sufficient in a sustainable way. The country also has a stake in the environment, being the home of the Andes Mountains, some of the world's most visited glaciers, vast, fertile plains and many varieties of wildlife, making volunteering in the environmental sector extremely rewarding.

  • Program Types
    Education/Youth Outreach

    There are many volunteer opportunities for teaching English as well as other subjects including math, science, art and even business. In areas with a high poverty level, mentors are needed for children whose parents are unable to give the personal attention children deserve and require in order to gain important life skills such as cooking, gardening, and completing homework in a meaningful way.

    Environmental

    Argentina is the second largest country in South America. It spans several geological areas including high snow-covered peaks, glaciers, a wine-region and miles of coastline along the Atlantic Ocean. Help protect these diverse and stunning landscapes through projects that teach sustainable and organic farming, support communities affected by mining, and educating children and adults on living a sustainable lifestyle.

    Health/Nutrition

    Aid medical staff in undernourished areas, such as Mendoza, in educating the local community on proper nutrition for a healthy lifestyle. Support children from high-risk areas who already suffer from malnutrition by educating, providing health services and organizing healthy activities.

    Community Development

    Argentina was struck hard by an economic downfall in 2001 and is still in the process of recovering. Help communities get back on their feet by working with children, teaching adult classes on business or doing the behind-the-scenes fundraising and project planning work fundamental to community growth and development.

  • Planning Your Trip
    Volunteering Tips

    Housing: Many volunteer programs secure housing accommodations in the form of homestays. While the volunteer does have to pay rent to the homestay family, the family will often provide at least one meal a day, and often two. Be prepared to pay between 400 and 600 US dollars a month for housing and an extra $50-$60 a week for food. Argentine Pesos are in roughly equal exchange with the US dollar. Some places will accept US currency, but it is recommended to bring cash and exchange it upon arrival because ATMs and card readers are not always reliable.

    Know Before You Go: When deciding what volunteer program to choose in Argentina, ask yourself a series of questions to narrow your search: Do you want to be in a bustling seaside city like Buenos Aires or do you want to live in the country's colonial capital Cordoba at the base of the Sierra Chica mountain range? How much will the volunteer program cost and where does that money go? How fluent is your Spanish? Do you want to work with children or adults? How much support will you require from the program administrators? Answering these questions will point you toward the program that best fits your budget, and your own personal health and wellbeing. Placing yourself in the best program for you will also ensure that you can give the most to the community in which you are volunteering, which is why you are there in the first place!

    Health and Safety of Volunteers in Argentina

    Argentina is generally considered to be a safe country full of friendly faces. However, it is always important to be careful with oneself and one's valuables while traveling abroad. No vaccines are required to travel to Argentina, but the Yellow Fever immunization is recommended. Drinking the tap water in not recommended, particularly outside of the cities, so be prepared to buy bottled water or sterilize water by boiling, using a filter or adding iodine tablets.

    Contributed by Leah Weisman

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  • Volunteer with Elderly with IVHQ in Argentina
    IVHQ
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    International Volunteer HQ (IVHQ) offers a wide range of affordable volunteer opportunities in Argentina. Based in the...
    11 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    Community Photos
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  • Teach in Argentina with Projects Abroad
    Projects Abroad
    Projects Abroad has been sending volunteers overseas since 1992. Our volunteer placements in Argentina involve Teaching,...
    14 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
    Community Photos
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  • Rugby Project
    GVN
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    Whilst volunteering in Argentina, you will be based in the city of Corodoba. The Sports projects trains children from...
  • Travellers Worldwide
    Travellers Worldwide
    Learn how to play Polo and work with polo horses. You'll work alongside the staff helping to care for the horses by brushing...
  • Foundation for Sustainable Development
    Building on 15 years of international development experience, FSD works with community-led organizations to implement...
    1 reviews
  • Volunteer in Argentina with Hillel Alternative Breaks on Go Overseas
    Hillel
    Volunteer with Hillel in Buenos Aires or Cordoba, Argentina! Hillel's Alternative Breaks programs in Argentina give student...
    7 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
  • Volunteer in a Community Garden
    Voluntario Global
    Voluntario Global is a registered charity and non- profit social organization that promotes education and training as a...
    14 reviews
    Alumni Interviews
  • Pizarts Dance, Dance Gap Year, Dance Exchange
    Dancers Abroad and Connected Argentina
    PIZARTS DANCE GAP YEAR, is a unique program created for dancers and dance enthusiasts. Participants get the chance to...
    1 reviews
  • South America Inside volunteers with students
    South America Inside
    Join South America Inside as a volunteer in Argentina. South America Inside offers volunteer programs in many different...
    1 reviews
  • Volunteers with kids in Argentina
    Expanish
    Volunteer with Expanish and choose from a variety of volunteer organizations in and around Buenos Aires, Argentina. Most...
    1 reviews
  • Pouring over books while studying in Argentina
    Mundo Espanol
    For more than a decade, Mundo Espanol has been offering Spanish Language Programs combined with specific cultural activities...
    2 reviews
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    Baplacement
    The BAP Volunteer Program is a wonderful way to learn about life in Argentina by submersing yourself in its culture and...
    2 reviews
  • Lattitude Global Volunteering
    PROGRAM OVERVIEW SCHOOL English Teaching placements may be in fee-paying schools for both primary and secondary levels, or...
  • The Global Work And Travel Co.
    Volunteers will have an unforgettable experience assisting kindergarten teachers in Argentina. Here they will be able to...
  • Travellers Worldwide - Cricket Sports
    Travellers Worldwide
    Argentina is one of the top countries for sports in the world. You will Coach Cricket in schools and clubs with the...